Have you weighed all the options for your upcoming RV purchase or have your skipped over the opportunity to get a lot more for your dollar with travel trailer used options? If this is your first escapade into RV ownership you might want to consider dipping your toes in with a smaller recreational vehicle instead of leaping in headfirst with one of the larger vehicles.
Many first time RVers make the mistake of over-purchasing. Don’t assume that the biggest is always the best. Don’t even assume that the most expensive is always the best. The best is going to vary depending upon your personal tastes, your family size, your intended use, your adept at managing varying sized vehicles on both the highway and on the road, your ability to manage the specific needs of RVs and more.
Have you researched the various maintenance requirements for various vehicles? Larger vehicles inevitably require more maintenance. The “more” in this instance refers to both more money and more time. Large vehicles such as the Class A are going to provide a lot of opportunity for both luxury and space, but they will also require the most upkeep. They will also be the most expensive to care for properly. They will also be one of the most difficult to drive (in comparison to regular family vehicles).
Smaller RVs and travel trailers require far less maintenance, are often much less expensive to repair and maintain, and are easier to maneuver simply because of their size. Trailers have an additional advantage (both travel trailers and fifth wheels) of allowing owners to unhitch and use the towing vehicle separate from the RV when in local areas or settled into a campground.
The travel trailer used options are often overlooked and first time RVers discover later that it was a mistake. Sometimes first time purchasers can buy a Class A and it makes sense. But in other situations, it doesn’t make sense. Take a step back from your own list of priorities and re-evaluate. Make sure that you are being honest to yourself and that you are actually outlining needs instead of wants. Don’t go for the biggest, most expensive RV for those reasons alone. Make sure that’s what works for you. Sometimes small is better and to find some of the most cost effective “small” RVs available you should definitely consider travel trailer used options.